Congratulations to the 2021 Office Bearers.

  • President – Jimmy Lai FCPA (Aust.)
  • Deputy President – Dato’ Mohammad Azlan Abdullah FCPA (Aust.)
  • Deputy President – Surin Segar FCPA (Aust.)

Note: Naming conventions stated by given name and followed by family name.

The Divisional Councils key role is member engagement and local support for CPA Australia and maintaining the integrity of the designation. Divisional Councils are an important conduit between the members and CPA Australia’s Board and the organisation more broadly. Depending on the size and complexity of the Division, regional committee branches, speciality interest and sector committees or networks may support the work of Divisional Councils in member engagement and advocacy activities. Divisional Councillors are elected by the membership in the Division, usually to a three-year term.

Contact your Divisional Council President

You can contact your Divisional President via e-mail:

Priya Terumalay
Country Head, Malaysia
[email protected]


Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai FCPA (Aust.) – President

Partner, Deloitte Malaysia

Sector: Audit and financial advisory

Jimmy has more than 20 years of experience in financial advisory and assurance services. As a Partner with Deloitte Malaysia for more than 10 years, Jimmy has been involved in the audits of local subsidiaries of large multinational corporations and public listed companies in various industries. His experience also includes leading assignments related to outsourced internal audits, initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, valuation and financial modelling.

Dato Mohammad Azlan Abdullah

Dato' Mohammad Azlan Abdullah FCPA (Aust.) – Deputy President

Group CEO, Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd

Sector: Service and construction

Dato’ has almost 30 years’ experience in corporate recovery, project and corporate finance, internal audit, business operations, sales and marketing, merger and acquisition, and general management, with more than half of this time spent in a senior management capacity in the media and highway concessionaire industry.

Surin Segar

Surin Segar FCPA (Aust.) – Deputy President

CFO and Head of Tax, Maybank Foundation

Sector: Banking

Surin, a graduate of RMIT University in Melbourne, was appointed as the CFO of Maybank Foundation and Maybank Labuan Foundation to oversee its finance and compliance functions. Prior to joining Maybank, he worked with companies at EY Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd, and PwC Tax Services Sdn Bhd. Surin sits on the boards of a variety of different companies, including others in the Maybank group.

Alan Chung FCPA

Alan Chung FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Senior Executive Director, Grant Thornton Malaysia

Sector: Public practice

Alan is a Senior Executive Director with Grant Thornton Malaysia. He has more than 20 years of experience in taxation, having spent his formative years in the Big Four accounting firms. As well as leading Grant Thornton Malaysia’s indirect tax practice and overseeing its transfer pricing practice, Alan is a regular speaker and panelist in various seminars and conferences.

Bryan Chung

Bryan Chung FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Managing Director, Cadence Venture Capital

Sector: Venture capital and fintech

In addition to his role as Managing Director at Cadence Venture Capital, Bryan is an independent director of a Singapore Exchange (SGX) listed company. His previous experience includes COO of a licensed equity crowd funding platform, board member of an e-wallet licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia, partner in a regional venture capital firm and VP of a local corporate advisory firm. Bryan is a Fellow of CPA Australia and CIMA, spearheads the CPA Australia Malaysia Division's Digital Transformation.

Koh Ree Nie

Ree Nie Koh FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Audit Partner, KPMG Malaysia

Sector: Audit and Assurance

Ree Nie has more than 15 years of experience within KPMG, having led many audit assignments in various industries and been involved in various corporate exercises which included the review of profit and cash flow forecasts, accountants' report, initial public offerings and due diligence reviews.

Fatimah Mis CPA

Fatimah Mis CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Financial Controller, Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Sector: Telecommunications

Fatimah has 20 years' experience in finance function and currently oversees the finance operations, financial planning and reporting of Telekom Malaysia. She sits on the boards of several Telekom group subsidiaries.

Prof. Zuf

Professor Zulkifflee Mohamed FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) Malaysia

Sector: Education

Prior to becoming an accounting and audit lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), UiTM, and MMU, he worked at PwC Malaysia as an external auditor. Professor Zulkifflee is the author of several books and his primary research areas of interest include corporate governance, auditing, financial accounting and reporting, corporate social responsibility, accounting information systems and accounting education.

Beng Siew Toh

Beng Siew Toh FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Head of Global Finance Services, Experian Malaysia

Sector: Shared services

Prior to her role a Head of Global Finance Services for Experian in Malaysia, Beng Siew was with IBM for over 27 years. She held various IBM leadership positions as CFO Malaysia, Asia Pacific Regional Accounting, and Finance Leader of Systems and Cloud and Cognitive Solutions for Asia Pacific. Beng Siew is a sought-after speaker at conferences speaking of the impact of technology on the finance and accounting profession in shared services. Beng Siew is currently leading the Global Business Services Task Force at CPA Australia.

Terence Tan FCPA

Terence Tan FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Partner, EY Malaysia

Sector: Assurance, climate change and sustainability

Terence heads the Hospitality, Property and Infrastructure Industry Group at EY and is the Practice Leader of their climate change and sustainability services practice. He is an advocate for the environmental, social and governance agenda and believes in integrating sustainability into the organisation’s long- term strategic plans to create long lasting value. Terence is a member of CPA Australia’s Center of Excellence for Environment, Social and Governance.

Sau Shiung Yap CPA

Sau Shiung Yap CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Partner, PwC Malaysia

Sector: Tax and technology

Sau has nine years’ experience in tax advisory and compliance services to a wide range of Malaysian and multinational clients. He has specialised in tax technology and led the implementation of technological solutions for clients of PwC’s firms in the Asia-Pacific region. Sau was the Malaysian firm’s CIO and oversaw all aspects of IT development. procurement, management, enhancements and support including security applications development.

Kit Weng Yip FCPA

Kit Weng Yip FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Deputy Group Managing Director, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad

Sector: Banking

Kit has more than 26 years of experience in equity fundraising, corporate finance and advisory services, corporate banking, private debt securities issuance and private equity transactions. Prior to joining Affin Hwang Investment Bank, he was the Executive Director and Head of Investment Banking at Nomura Securities Malaysia.